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BP's Robots Attempt to Siphon Oil

May 14, 2010 6:31 am | by ALLEN G. BREED & CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writers | Comments

Undersea robots tried to thread a small tube into the jagged pipe that is pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico in BP's latest attempt to stem the flow.

Owens-Illinois In Joint Venture With Thailand Firm

May 14, 2010 6:26 am | by | Comments

Glass packaging maker said it is teaming with Thai company Berli Jucker to buy four plants that make beverage and food containers in China and Southeast Asia.

Consumer Spending Continues Rise In April

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, better than the 0.2 percent increase expected and the seventh straight monthly rise.


Industrial Output Sees Strong Rise In April

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Federal Reserve said output logged a stronger-than-expected 0.8 percent gain, more evidence that manufacturing is playing lead role in economic recovery.

Business Inventories Climb In March

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Commerce Department says businesses increased inventories by 0.4 percent in March, matching expectations.

Carlsberg Workers Strike Over Salaries

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by | Comments

Danish brewer says a total of 1,100 employees have walked off their jobs to protest its decision not to increase salaries.

EASTEC Resource Center Provides Manufacturers Pathways to Increase Business

May 14, 2010 6:25 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 13, 2010 — EASTEC 2010, the largest manufacturing event on the East Coast, will feature 27 Lean and Green Resource Center presentations for manufacturers. The free presentations, starting on May 25 and running through May 27, will give attendees the...

The Future Of The Electric Car, Analyzed From Within The University

May 14, 2010 6:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carlos III University of Madrid ) The green revolution for cars is just around the corner. The electric car is part of the almost immediate future, although certainly challenges first have to be met, such as the availability of good supply and recharging networks, the development...


EPA Moves to Regulate Industrial Greenhouse Gases

May 14, 2010 6:17 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer | Comments

The rule would require companies to install better technology and improve energy efficiency whenever they build, or significantly modify, a plant.

Somali Pirates Free UK Tanker After Four Months

May 14, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

Somali pirates have freed a British-flagged chemical tanker they had held for more than four months after receiving a ransom.

Cigarette Butts Stop Steel Pipes from Rusting

May 14, 2010 5:54 am | Comments

Chinese researchers discovered that cigarette butts soaked in water can help guard against corrosion in steel piping.

Severstal 1Q Loss Widens

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

Russia's largest steelmaker said its net loss widened to $785 million in first quarter as it wrote down the value of an Italian unit it plans to sell.

Iowa Could Benefit From Boeing Tanker Contract

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

Economic analysts say that if Boeing is awarded an Air Force contract for the NextGen Tanker, Iowa could benefit from approximately 800 jobs.

Hawaii Offers Cash For Electric Cars, Efficient Fridges

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

According to an incentives plan, Hawaii residents will get cash rebates worth up to $4,500 for buying new electric cars and $250 for upgrading their refrigerators.

Ohio Likely Won?t Get Russian Steel Mill

May 14, 2010 5:25 am | by | Comments

Governor is acknowledging that hope has faded for a Russian steelmaking company's plans for a $1 billion steel mill in southern Ohio.


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